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The Big 3 Hobart To Launceston

FROM: $525
Min. Age
8 Years +

Departure Times

Departs: 7:30 am - Monday & Wednesday
Returns: 6:00 pm - Wednesday & Friday

Pricing Options

$525 AUD / Person - Adult (16+) (Between: 31 Mar 2021 and 31 Mar 2025)
$495 AUD / Person - Child (8 - 15 yrs) (Between: 31 Mar 2021 and 31 Mar 2025)

Experience Tasmania’s nature, cities, history, wildlife, local food and wine on this epic, 3-day guided adventure!

  • Visit Cradle Mountain, Launceston, Wineglass Bay, Freycinet, Port Arthur & Hobart
  • Explore Tasmania’s main bucket list items plus a few hidden gem stops
  • Fresh and local seafood, wine and produce experiences along the way
  • Worry-free way to see the sights with all transport and local guides included

From the top of Cradle Mountain to the pristine shores of Wineglass Bay and the charming city centres of Hobart and Launceston, explore Tasmania like a local with the Big 3 guided tour! Perfect for small groups, couples, solo travellers, families with older children and active travellers, experience more in less time with this jam-packed experience.

Visit the Port Arthur Prison Historical Site, rub shoulders with Tasmanian Devils, hike along seacliffs, taste wine in Freycinet and explore the World Heritage Cradle Mountain National Park. Book your own accommodation to suit your style (hostel or hotel, it’s up to you!), with daily pick-ups and drop-offs to local lodgings included in the trip. Immerse yourself in the vast wilderness of Tasmania and feel the magic with the unforgettable Big 3 trip!

A group of people at a lookout by the sea with a lighthouse


Highlights

  • Cradle Mountain World Heritage National Park
  • Tasmanian Devil experience
  • Port Arthur Historic Site & Harbour Cruise
  • Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay Lookout
  • Hidden gems like Richmond, Sheffield, Orford & Swansea
  • Local wineries, ice creameries and seafood
  • Stay in Hobart and Launceston
  • Ample, flexible hikes
  • Friendly local guides
  • Transport included
  • Organise your own accommodation

Two Tasmanian Devils on a rock

Sample Itinerary

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Day 1 - Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula & Devils

  • Depart: Hobart at 7:30 am
  • Return: Hobart 6:00 pm
  • Stay: Hobart (arrange your own accommodation in advance)

Depart Hobart at 7:30 am with your sights set on the breathtaking Tasman Peninsula. Marvel at Australia’s highest sea cliffs from Pirates Bay Lookout and learn about the fascinating history of Eaglehawk Neck and "The Dogline" on the drive. Ho...

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Day 1 - Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula & Devils

  • Depart: Hobart at 7:30 am
  • Return: Hobart 6:00 pm
  • Stay: Hobart (arrange your own accommodation in advance)

Depart Hobart at 7:30 am with your sights set on the breathtaking Tasman Peninsula. Marvel at Australia’s highest sea cliffs from Pirates Bay Lookout and learn about the fascinating history of Eaglehawk Neck and "The Dogline" on the drive. Hop out and experience the awe-inspiring Waterfall Bay Clifftop walk, an easy, 45-minute “Great Short Walk” with the stunning Tasman Arch and Devil’s Kitchen waiting for you at the pinnacle. Your next stop is the Tasmanian Devil Unzoo, where you'll rub shoulders with these rare, iconic critters and hand-feed wallabies amidst charming surroundings. Continue on a scenic drive to the Port Arthur Historic Site, where you can go back in time and learn about Australia’s haunting penal history. Jump on a boat cruise to the Isle of Dead and wander around the main penitentiary, illuminating dark, colonial tales. On the return journey to Hobart, soak in the historic charm of Richmond, stopping to wander the streets, indulge in local treats, and traverse Australia’s oldest bridge.

A woman in a pink shirt holding onto the bars of old prison

Day 2 - Freycinet, Wineglass Bay Walks & Launceston

  • Depart: Hobart at 7:30 am
  • Return: Launceston 6:00 pm
  • Stay: Launceston (arrange your own accommodation in advance)

Embark on a full-day journey from Hobart to Launceston, departing at 7:30 am with all of your luggage. Explore Tasmania’s scenic coastline, passing through picturesque seaside towns like Orford and Swansea before reaching Freycinet National Park. Famous for its stunning coastal landscapes like pink granite mountains, secluded bays and pristine beaches, ample walking trails take you through magical natural spaces like nowhere else on Earth! Enjoy a group walk to Wineglass Bay Lookout, for incredible vistas. From here, keen walkers can opt for a 1.5-hour easy uphill walk or a longer trek to Wineglass Beach, with time for swimming, relaxing and exploring. Alternatively, you can explore other areas with your guide, such as Honeymoon Bay and Cape Tourville Lighthouse. After ample time exploring white sands and rugged coastline, enjoy the drive to Devil’s Corner Winery for breathtaking views and optional wine tasting, wood-fired pizza, local seafood and ice cream at your own expense. Relax on the drive to Launceston, looking back on your favourite photos after a simply beautiful day!

Wineglass Bay view with mountains, blue waters and white sands

Day 3 - Cradle Mountain Walks, Local Food & Wombats

  • Depart: Launceston at 7:30 am
  • Return: Launceston 6:00 pm

The breathtaking beauty of Cradle Mountain National Park awaits today! Depart Launceston at 7:30 am with a stop in Sheffield, also known as the Town of Murals, showcasing over 100 artworks depicting the region's history. Next head to Cradle Mountain, a World Heritage-listed wonder with diverse walking trails. With 5 hours at Cradle Mountain, start with the guided Enchanted Walk trail, a short and easy circuit that follows Pencil Pine Creek. Then, choose your own adventure, opting for the exquisite Dove Lake Circuit, an easier 6km loop that winds around the lake and lower mountain known for flourishing plantlife and views. Or, if you don’t mind breaking a sweat, opt for Marion’s Lookout hike, an intermediate 4km track with excellent, elevated views. Mosey into a leisurely lunch by a stream, observe the local wombats, and explore local landmarks like Weindorfer’s Chalet and Weindorfer’s Forest Walk. On the return journey to Launceston, savour treats from Van Dieman's Land Ice Creamery and Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm before finishing up your Big 3 experience!

Cradle Mountain shack on Dove Lake with reflective water

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What To Bring

On Day 1 & 3, bring a day pack with:

  • Sensible shoes for walking
  • A variety of warm and weatherproof clothing
  • Hat 
  • Sunscreen
  • Large water bottle
  • Snacks and lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera

On Day 2, bring all your luggage for the journey between Hobart and Launceston.


What's Included

  • National Park entrance fees
  • Tasmanian Devil Unzoo entry
  • Professional guides and interpretative walks
  • Port Arthur Historical site entry, ...

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What To Bring

On Day 1 & 3, bring a day pack with:

  • Sensible shoes for walking
  • A variety of warm and weatherproof clothing
  • Hat 
  • Sunscreen
  • Large water bottle
  • Snacks and lunch (or buy it on the day)
  • Camera

On Day 2, bring all your luggage for the journey between Hobart and Launceston.


What's Included

  • National Park entrance fees
  • Tasmanian Devil Unzoo entry
  • Professional guides and interpretative walks
  • Port Arthur Historical site entry, podcast & harbour cruise
  • Small, friendly group atmosphere
  • Comfortable transport
  • Select central city accommodation pick up and drop off

What's Extra

  • Meals 
  • Accommodation 
  • Souvenirs and purchases

Terms and Conditions

Important Information

Accommodation

  • Organising accommodation is your responsibility. You must organise and book your own accommodation prior to travel (recommended booking 2 nights in Hobart and 2 nights in Launceston)
  • We recommend arriving the night before you wish to begin your Big 3 tour as the Day 1 tour departs Hobart at 7.30am.
  • On day 2 you will move between Hobart and Launceston. This is the day you need to bring your luggage with you.
  • On Day 3 we finish in Launceston around 6.30-7.00pm. Most people choose to spend this night in Launceston and then continue with their onward travels the next day.
  • Pick up and drop off are available at select, central Hobart and Launceston hotels, hostels and lodgings. Please enquire for specific locations, and confirm your lodgings with the supplier prior to your trip.
  • Pick up and drop off are not available from Air Bnbs.
  • If carrying your luggage is an issue please ensure you are at a hotel that is included in our door-to-door pick-up schedule.

Your Responsibilities

Please note that the minimum age for this tour is 8 years.

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours and itineraries prior to travel as specified on your voucher or ticket. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Outback Tours/Mr Travel and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers/tickets are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and the individual tour check-in agent, before boarding, of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. Please refer to the specific tour page for full check-in instructions. Guests unable to attend their ticketed tour, transport or accommodation due to delay or lateness will not be eligible for a refund.

If you are undertaking any scuba diving activities, please read and meet the scuba diving medical requirements and information before travel.


Prices/Extra Costs

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Accountability/Misconduct

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based on feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Outback Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Travel Risk/Insurance

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 

Guests embarking on activities such as scuba diving, jet skiing, skydiving and hiking experiences should purchase insurance appropriate for the risks involved with these activities. 


Transport

It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Outback Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.


Merchant Fees

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change.

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Transfers

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.


Information & Advice

All information, advice or pricing provided by Outback Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Outback Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Outback Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 60 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to: admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Outback Tours/Mr Travel online department.


Refunds

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Outback Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is accommodation included?

Accommodation is not included, however, we will pick up and drop off each day to your Hobart and Launceston central city Hotel or Hostel each day. We do not pick up from Air BnB’s. If carrying your luggage is an issue please ensure you are at a hotel that is included in our door to door pick up schedule.

We recommend arriving the night before you wish to begin your Big 3 tour as the Day 1 tour departs Hobart at 7.30am. On day 2 you will move between Hobart and Launceston. This is the day you need to bring your luggage with you. On Day 3 we finish in Launceston around 6.30-7.00pm. Most people choose to spend this night in Launceston and then continue with their onward travels the next day.

Are meals included?

Meals are not included, however, there is ample opportunity to purchase delicious local meals with plenty of time at restaurants during your day trips. If you have specific dietary requirements, we suggest organising your own meals ahead of time.

Which accommodation is included with pick-ups and drop-offs?

Please see the selected Hobart accommodations and Launceston accommodations eligible for complimentary drop-off and pick-up.

How difficult are the hikes?

There are an array of hikes available, with flexible options every step of the way. If you prefer a stroll, guided easy walks up to 6km are included in this itinerary. If you're a keen adventurer, longer and more difficult walks are available for you to embark on.

Is this tour family-friendly?

The minimum age for this tour is 8 years, making it perfect for families with older children!

What language is this tour in?

Your friendly local tour guides will be leading the trip in English, meaning a basic understanding will help you get the most out of this experience!

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